The School's 2019-2020 Scroll + Scrolling literary magazine was just named a 2021 Gold Crown Award winner in the high-school hybrid literary magazine category by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). Scroll + Scrolling is one of just two publications from across the nation to receive recognition in this category this year.
Making this honor all the more remarkable is that the publication was completed remotely during quarantine last spring. “We are particularly proud of this edition since we did the entire thing from home,” says longtime advisor Melinda Salata.
CSPA was founded in 1925 to support the scholastic publishing community, provide training for student journalists and advisers, and promote excellence in the field. The organization's Gold Crown Awards honor top student publications among member schools. Judges consider overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison, weighing design, photography, concept, coverage, and writing. More than 850 publications were eligible for judging this year.
This fall, CSPA named Scroll + Scrolling a 2021 Crown Award Finalist, which qualified the publication for consideration for the Gold Crown Award this spring. The hybrid magazine category was established just eight years ago for publications that produce thematically cohesive print and digital components, and Scroll + Scrolling has been a Crown Award Finalist and gone on to win a Gold Crown Award every year since.
One of Scroll + Scrolling's current Editors-in-Chief, Esther Kim '21, says, “It felt even more special to be winning the award because of how different and unexpected this past year was for us. It’s really exciting to know we were able to not only finish creating a magazine but also get recognition for it during a pandemic.”
Congratulations to the Scroll + Scrolling staffers and contributors and we look forward to an incredible 2020-2021 edition this spring!
View the 2019-2020 Scroll + Scrolling here.